last updated 06/08/2013
Like Sonny Vincent, Kevin K, Scott Morgan and France's Freddy Lynxx before him, Simon Chainsaw is an enigma on the international punk/underground scene . Always on the move, he has found more success in the four corners of the world than on his home turf, Australia. He is a cult figure with years of shows, recordings, releases, tours, blood, sweat & tears behind him....and WITHOUT compromise keeping true to the punk spirit. Since his early days in Australia with his first band VANILLA CHAINSAWS, he is constantly on the move and has lived in Europe, USA, UK and now spends his time between Australia and Brazil.
Simon now tours Europe , Brazil and Argentina on a regular basis (generally once per year but sometimes more). Has released 6 CD's, a 4 Box set of different material, a Best Of CD, Cassette and 4 Vinyl 7" discs (now packaged into a box set).... and he is now recording his next LP to be released early 2017. A Sth American tour is being scheduled for late 2016, and Europe for April/May 2017.
Check out the order page to see his extensive discography (most of which is available here). He plays a mix of 70's punk and 60's detroit punk. Check out the influences... Dead Boys, Clash, Stiff Little Fingers, MC-5, Radio Birdman, Sonic's Rendevous Band. But his true roots are in Austalian Punk.... stuff like, Thought Criminals, Razar, Fucking Leftovers, Suicide Squad..... there's too many to name. His honest style means no fancy effects .... just Gibson guitars, Marshall amps, distortion pedal for extra gain, and that's it. He'll never be truly famous (at least not like Mick and Keef!!!)..... but ain't that the way we like our heroes?? Check out the site, download some songs, keep the true Punk'n'Roll spirit alive by buying a disc or 2.... and keep the faith!!!